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Offline Shlomlokh

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For a local priest and his family
« on: June 16, 2012, 04:22:23 PM »
A local Orthodox priest I know just experienced the death of one of his sons to suicide. From what I learned, he was struggling with despair and depression lately and no one was able to successfully get him out of it. I never met him, but if he was anything like his parents, I'm sure he was an exceptional man. Please pray for the repose of his soul and that the Lord will grant comfort to his family. Thank you.

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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 04:27:42 PM »
Memory Eternal.

Lord have mercy.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 04:31:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 05:18:30 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 05:35:02 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 06:28:19 PM »
Lord have mercy.
may God, who brings peace beyond what we can understand, and comfort more than we can imagine, bring peace and grace to this family at this very hard time.

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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 02:00:58 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 04:40:11 PM »
Lord have mercy on the works of your hands! Lord have mercy on the family, shelter them and comfort them as only you can. amen Lord have mercy!
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Re: For a local priest and his family
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 05:33:48 PM »
Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy!
O most holy Theotokos, intercede for his soul and for the family and the parish.